As I type this, the great movie "How to Make an American Quilt" is playing on the TV which is appropriate as I stitch quickly to finish my Twisted Hexagons quilt for the Canberra Quilters Exhibition.
I got my quilt back from the longarm quilter a few weeks ago, and then spent over a week agonising. Raylee did a brilliant job on the quilting, however I didn't think through those pointy side bits very well. I mean, I only had seven years to think it over. A night of practicing a different binding technique to get corners that were perfect ended in tears, and a pair of scissors up the sides of the quilt was the only answer.
I now had straight edges to bind. It doesn't make the quilt as interesting now, but I wasn't really interested in a quilt causing me that much stress.
I hand stitched over 10 metres of binding to the quilt. Binding is my favourite part of quilting, which was just as well.
Making over 200 blocks weren't enough, and I found myself making one last one for the label.
No other label would have worked as well.
I still have to sew a hanging sleeve on the quilt, and then on Saturday I hand over custody to the exhibition committee. I won't see it again until the exhibition opens a couple of weeks later. I'm pretty excited about seeing my Twisted Hexagons in the show, after so much work. I've loved making it.